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    Updated on Jul 6, 2020. Posted on Jul 3, 2020

    Seth Rogen Gets Trapped In A Pickler For 100 Years In The First Trailer For "An American Pickle"

    And he sure finds himself in a PICKLE! (Listen, I tried...)

    Hello all! Today we finally received our first trailer for Seth Rogen's HBO Max original film An American Pickle and, whew buddy, are we in for a wacky ride:

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    Seth starts the film as Herschel Greenbaum, a passionate man who immigrates to the US with his wife in the 1920s to seek a better life.

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    Herschel begins work at a pickle factory and, after what appears to be a freak mishap, he finds himself trapped in a 20th century pickler.

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    A hundred years pass, only for a presumed-dead Herschel to rise from the pickler, revealing that the brine had managed to keep him alive and untouched by age.

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    With everyone he knows and loves gone, Herschel discovers his only remaining family in the present day is his great grandson, Ben Greenbaum (who, yes, is ALSO played by Seth — DOUBLE SETH).

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    Ben is a computer coder who lost his parents in a car accident and, naturally, the arrival of his great grandfather upends his simple life and sends him down a pretty strange path.

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    Listen: This movie sounds hilarious and heartwarming and also ridiculous and, with the way 2020 has been, I'm here for it all day.

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    So be sure to catch An American Pickle when it hits HBO Max August 6!

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